GVR Report cover Bearing Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Bearing Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product, By Application (Automotive, Agriculture, Electrical, Mining & Construction, Railway & Aerospace, Automotive Aftermarket), By Region, And Segment Forecasts 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: 978-1-68038-373-7
  • Number of Pages: 180
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Report Overview

The global bearing market size was valued at USD 111.59 billion in 2022 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.6% from 2023 to 2030. Bearings are virtually used in every kind of equipment or machinery, ranging from automobile parts, farm equipment, and household appliances to defense and aerospace equipment. This factor is projected to drive the market in near future. There has been a rising demand for bearings with lower maintenance requirements, higher efficiency, and longer service life. Moreover, a rise in demand for specialized bearing solutions that meet different industry-specific requirements and challenges is projected to boost the market. For instance, the rising application of high-capacity products in wind turbines is expected to catapult the demand. Wind turbines utilize these products to enhance turbine performance and reliability, increase energy production, and reduce lubricant consumption.

 North America bearing market size by product, 2020 - 2030 (USD Billion)

Manufacturers constantly work on improving product designs to increase performance and energy efficiency. They use a special material for raceways, cages, and rolling elements as well as redesigned raceway profiles. Furthermore, technological advancements in seal and lubrication technologies and the use of lightweight materials in high-performance products are generating huge prospects for manufacturers. Integration of electro-mechanical features directly into the bearings helps in performance improvement and reductions in size and cost.

Rising demand for high-performance bearings has resulted in manufacturers integrating advanced sensor units in their products. The sensor units assist in the digital monitoring of axial movement, deceleration, acceleration, rotation speed, and load-carrying capacity of the product. Additionally, the advent of the Agricultural Internet of Things (IoT) has encouraged the adoption and constant monitoring of connected equipment and machinery. This trend has also influenced the market positively.

A few key suppliers have started providing smart bearings, whose conditions can be constantly monitored to predict faults before they occur. The adoption of these products is still in the nascent stage. Several other major manufacturers are likely to offer in their portfolios in near future. As it is easy to predict the faults in smart bearings before they occur, they add considerable value by reducing the cost of unexpected downtime, which is projected to surge the espousal of these products during the forecast period.

The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on the market with many manufacturing companies facing adverse effects of lockdown situations in major economies such as China, and Japan, among several others. The automotive industry, which is the largest consumer of bearing among all the other industries, witnessed a substantial reduction in vehicle production primarily owing to supply chain disruptions and restrictions on the movement of people. However, the conditions improved in the later quarters of 2020 with gradual upliftment of restrictions and subsequent increases in production activities. Moreover, the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine across the globe is further anticipated to strengthen the market growth over the forecast period.

Product Insights

Based on product, the bearings market is segmented into ball, roller, plain bearing, and others. The roller bearings segment accounted for the largest revenue share of more than 47.37% in 2022. The segment is also estimated to continue its supremacy and emerge as the fastest-growing segment in the coming years. These products reduce rotational friction, support radial and axial loads, and can sustain limited axial loads and heavy radial loads more efficiently than their counterparts. The widespread espousal of roller bearings by several industries, such as capital equipment, automobiles, home appliances, and aerospace, is estimated to positively impact product demand.

The report also covers the ball and other bearings. Ball bearings have a smaller surface contact, and therefore, help to reduce friction to a great extent. They can also be used with thrust and radial loadings, ascribed to which, these products are increasingly being used in both four and two-wheeled automobiles. Hence the segment is anticipated to witness healthy growth over the forecast period.

Plain bearings, also known as sleeve bearings, are the most preliminary type of bearings with no rolling components. They are used for sliding, oscillating, rotating, and reciprocating motions. In sliding applications, they are used as bearing strips, slide bearings, and wear plates. Due to greater contact area and conformability, plain bearings offer greater resistance to high shock loads and load capacity as compared to roller bearings. Such benefits offered over their counterparts make plain bearing a preferred option in applications where greater resistance to damage from oscillatory movements is requisite. The demand for plain bearings is expected to register a steady growth rate over the forecast period.

Application Insights

In 2022, the automotive segment dominated the market and accounted for 49.72% of the market share. The high share of this segment can be attributed to high automotive production, globally. Also, the demand for vehicles with technologically advanced solutions is escalating, thus, leading to rise in vehicle manufacturing that necessitates instrumented products. The growth in demand for highly advanced vehicles and the subsequent increase in the capabilities of the vehicles has escalated the demand for bearing in the automotive industry. Additionally, the automotive aftermarket segment is also anticipated to boost at a subsequently higher CAGR over the forecast period, thereby further bolstering the demand for bearings.

 Global bearing market share, by application, 2022 (%)

The railway and aerospace segment is anticipated to emerge as the fastest-growing segment by 2030. This growth can be attributed to growing interest in travel activities, the growing need to renew aging fleets owing to stringent environmental legislation, and fuel price pressure coupled with the availability of improved ways to assist global and local transportation systems. Demand from the railway segment is also anticipated to rise on account of accelerated railway construction in developing countries. Further, surging demand for small single-aisle aircraft and helicopters from emerging economies is anticipated further drive the growth of the segment.

Regional Insights

Asia Pacific dominated the market and accounted for a revenue share of 40.42% in 2022. The region is also anticipated to witness the fastest growth in terms of revenue, accounting for over USD 98.68 billion by 2030. China is one of the major markets, and sale in the country is expected to catapult over the foreseeable years stimulated by the rapid expansion of machinery and motor vehicle production coupled with a strong aftermarket for industrial equipment and motor vehicle repair. Moreover, the robust construction and mining equipment market in India is estimated to facilitate market growth through 2030.

Bearing Market Trends by Region

In Europe, the market is anticipated to witness favorable growth during the forecast period, owing to sustainable economic growth and increased investment. Furthermore, in the mature markets of the U.S., Western Europe, and Japan, the demand is driven by the rebounding production of motor vehicles and a healthy fixed investment environment. Increased sales of high-value bearings, such as large-diameter, custom-built used in heavy machinery, and wind turbines are also expected to drive the market in North America. In the Middle East and Africa, the rapid development of city infrastructures is positively influencing overall growth.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Key companies are increasingly emphasizing R&D projects to manufacture application-specific bearings and to increase their efficiency. Also, companies are undertaking various strategies such as partnerships, mergers, collaborations, capacity expansions, among others, to capture a higher share in the market and to increase their customer base. Intense competition has led manufacturers to invest in product developments and expansion of production to better cater to customer requirements. For instance, in September 2020, NTN Corporation announced the expansion of production and delivery of deep groove ball bearings specifically developed for electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). Moreover, in June 2021, JTEKT Corporation developed ball bearings with high muddy water-resistance seals for agricultural machinery. With such advancements, these machineries are now able to operate in harsh working environments too. Some of the prominent players in the bearing market include:

  • Brammer PLC

  • Harbin Bearing Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

  • HKT Bearings Ltd.

  • JTEKT Corporation

  • NBI Bearings Europe

  • NSK Global

  • NTN Corporation

  • RBC Bearings Inc.

  • Rexnord Corporation

  • RHP Bearings

  • Schaeffler Group

  • SKF Corporation

  • The Timken Company

Bearing Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 120.98 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 226.60 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 10.6% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2017 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD Billion and CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report Coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments Covered

Product, Application, and Region

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Western Europe (UK; Germany; France; Italy) Eastern Europe (Russia); China; India; Japan; Brazil; Mexico

Key companies profiled

Brammer PLC, Harbin Bearing Manufacturing Co., Ltd., HKT Bearings Ltd., JTEKT Corporation, NBI Bearings Europe, and NSK Global., NTN Corporation, RBC Bearings Inc., Rexnord, Corporation, RHP Bearings, Schaeffler Group, SKF Corporation, and The Timken Company

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Global Bearing Market Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global bearing market report based on product, application, and region:

Global Bearing Market Segmentation

  • Bearings Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion; 2017 - 2030)

    • Ball Bearings

      • Deep Groove Bearings

      • Others

    • Roller Bearings

      • Split

      • Tapered

      • Others

    • Plain Bearings

      • Journal Plain Bearings

      • Linear Plain Bearings

      • Thrust Plain Bearings

      • Others

    • Others

  • Bearings Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion; 2017 - 2030)

    • Automotive

    • Agriculture

    • Electrical

    • Mining & Construction

    • Railway & Aerospace

    • Automotive Aftermarket

    • Others

  • Bearings Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion; 2017 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Western Europe

        • U.K.

        • Germany

        • France

        • Italy

      • Eastern Europe

        • Russia

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

    • Middle East & Africa

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